What Is Yoni Steaming?
Yoni steaming is otherwise known as vaginal steaming or ‘V’ steaming, think of it as a facial, but, for the vagina. It serves as a particular purpose to cleanse, nourish the womb and your vagina. Typically, women sit on a yoni stool or squat over a pot containing a selection of steaming herbs, allowing nutrients to be absorbed.
The subject of yoni steaming has been a bit of a controversial one, with a divided opinion on whether it truly has benefits or is just another hype. However, if done at home with care, this acts as an alternative health treatment or holistic approach to your feminine self-care.
History and Roots
Yoni steaming has been practiced all over the world from Africa, Asia and Central America. It is said to have been practiced as a ritual by using specific healing herbs and warm steam which permeate the vagina, cervix, uterus and entire reproductive system. The healing herbs activated through steam are meant to both physically and emotionally detox the womb and body, reconnecting to your womanly intuition.
What to expect during Yoni steaming
Once you have got steaming ladies, it opens up the pores and tissues, resulting in an increase of blood flow, whilst relaxing those muscles, pelvis and womb.
Why use it?
Overall it is used for cleansing and rejuvenating purposes for that delicate area. Alongside this, pain relief for menstruation, speed healing after birth, vaginal tears and dryness.
Help regulate an irregular menstrual cycle and reduce menstrual cramps
After the herbs release their cleansing and healing oils into hot water, they are carried via steam to the porous skin of the outer labia, where they are absorbed. From there, the properties of the plants are carried through the bloodstream into the uterus, where they help to dislodge the stuck material that causes discomfort during menstruation.
Detoxify the body
Yoni steaming works similarly to a steam room, drawing toxins out of your body via the skin. Steaming the exterior of your vagina draws out toxins and clears congestion from your womb. The gentle heat and moisture cause physical toxins to be released from cells into the lymphatic fluid, which is expelled from the body as sweat.
Reconnect with your inner goddess self
The warmth increases circulation to your vulva, the light steam and increased moisture results in the boost of blood flow. Not only does it feel good, this relaxes the body and mind.
Recover after birth and heal scars
The ancient remedy is thought to clear any remaining material from the uterus after birth, it assists with the repair of a vaginal tear, episiotomy, or C-section scar, and encourages tissue to tighten.